(August 2010)

Dark Horse, 2010 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
17.99 USD
Pages
112
On-sale Date
2010-09-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
978-1-59582-501-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
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Editing
Scott Allie (editor); Samantha Robertson (associate editor); Daniel Chabon (assistant editor); Mike Richardson (publisher)
Color
Color
Dimensions
6.9" x 10.4"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover

Issue Notes

Designed by Amy Arendts.
Per indicia: Copyright 2002, 2009, 2010 Michael Mignola. Printed at 1010 Printing International, Ltd., Guangdong Province, China. Published by Dark Horse Books / A Division of Dark Horse Comics, Inc. / 10956 SE Main Street, Milwaulkie, OR 97222.

Title is from copyright page. Cover title is "The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects".
Nominated for a "Best Graphic Album-Reprint" Eisner Award.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Amazing Screw-On Head / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Cary Grazzini; Amy Arendts

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Screw-On Head

[Endpapers] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and first interior page reprint art from "The Magician and the Snake" [Seq. 13], followed by a blank black page. The last interior page and inside back cover reprint the same art, preceded by a blank black page.

[Half-Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Cary Grazzini (logo); Amy Arendts

[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Amazing Screw-On Head / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Screw-On Head

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Cary Grazzini (logo); Amy Arendts

[Masthead & Indicia] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[Dedication] (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Alexander Gardner (photo)
Inks
Alexander Gardner (photo)
Colors
Alexander Gardner (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Abraham Lincoln

Indexer Notes

"For my wife, my daughter, and former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln."
Photo credit is from Library of Congress website, thanks to indicia pointer to digital ID cph.3a53289 in LOC's Prints and Photographs Division.

Part One: The Amazing Screw-On Head [Section Title] (Table of Contents: 7)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Amy Arendts

The Amazing Screw-On Head (Table of Contents: 8)

The Amazing Screw-On Head / comic story / 31 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Pat Brosseau; Mike Mignola (effects, balloons)

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Screw-On Head (introduction); President Abraham Lincoln; Mister Groin (introduction); Mister Dog (introduction); Emperor Zombie [Prof. H.G. Manifold] (introduction); Doctor Snap (introduction); unnamed vampire lady (introduction); Gung the Magnificent (introduction)
Synopsis
At the behest of President Lincoln, Screw-On Head attempts to thwart the nefarious plans of Emperor Zombie and his associates.
Reprints

Newly Unearthed Curiosities from the Secret Files of the Amazing Screw-On Head (Table of Contents: 9)

The Amazing Screw-On Head / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Amy Arendts

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Screw-On Head; unidentified beings

Indexer Notes

The main story is followed by a gallery of odd portraits.

Part Two: Other Curious Objects [Section Title] (Table of Contents: 10)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Amy Arendts

Abu Gung and the Beanstalk (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Clem Robins

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Abu Gung; unnamed narrator; old women [Molinka; Polinka; unnamed sister]; the old women's father (cameo flashback); the Devil
Synopsis
The Devil sits atop a magic beanstalk climbed by adventurous Abu Gung.

Indexer Notes

Story is redrawn and slightly rewritten from an earlier version first published in Scatterbrain (Dark Horse, 1998 series) #1.
Narrator identifies Abu Gung as the future Gung the Magnificent (cf. "The Amazing Screw-On Head").

[Curious Portrait] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
unidentified man

The Magician and the Snake (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Katie Mignola ["age 7"]; Mike Mignola ["much, much older"]
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Clem Robins

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
The Magician; a royal monkey; The Snake
Synopsis
Before his cosmic debt comes due, a magician and his best friend, a snake, make the most of their time together.
Reprints

The Witch and Her Soul (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Clem Robins (title, dialogue); Mike Mignola (effects)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Manx; Hankel; a dead witch; the Devil
Synopsis
The Devil collects the soul of an old witch and makes a bargain with her sentient puppets.

The Prisoner of Mars (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Clem Robins (title, dialogue); Mike Mignola (effects)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical; science fiction
Characters
Doctor Snap; Doctor Snap's roundtable peers; Professor Cyclops (introduction); Martians
Synopsis
In a tavern one night, Doctor Snap relates how his and Professor Cyclops' spirits traveled to Mars and prevented an invasion of Earth.

Indexer Notes

First caption suggests that full title is "How Doctor Snap Murdered Professor Cyclops and What Came of It. Or -- The Prisoner of Mars".

[Curious Portrait] (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
unidentified winged puppet

In the Chapel of Curious Objects (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart
Letters
Clem Robins (title); Mike Mignola

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Synopsis
The reader is taken on a brief tour of the Chapel of Curious Objects.

[Curious Portrait] (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
unidentified man

Story Notes (Table of Contents: 19)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola
Letters
typeset

[Curious Portrait] (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed) [as M]
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
unidentified creature

Sketchbook (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mignola (signed)
Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Screw-On Head; Doctor Snap; Emperor Zombie; unnamed vampire lady; Abu Gung; the Devil; Martians

Indexer Notes

Cover rough, character designs, and other curious objects are presented with commentary from the artist.

[Original Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Amazing Screw-On Head / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Mike Mignola
Colors
Dave Stewart

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Screw-On Head; Abraham Lincoln (image)
Reprints

Also from Dark Horse Books (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Dark Horse Books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Hellboy [Backlist] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Hellboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

The Amazing Screw-On Head / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Amazing Screw-On Head
  2. 1. [Endpapers]
  3. 2. [Half-Title Page]
  4. 3. [Frontispiece]
    The Amazing Screw-On Head
  5. 4. [Title Page]
  6. 5. [Masthead & Indicia]
  7. 6. [Dedication]
  8. 7. Part One: The Amazing Screw-On Head [Section Title]
  9. 8. The Amazing Screw-On Head
    The Amazing Screw-On Head
  10. 9. Newly Unearthed Curiosities from the Secret Files of the Amazing Screw-On Head
    The Amazing Screw-On Head
  11. 10. Part Two: Other Curious Objects [Section Title]
  12. 11. Abu Gung and the Beanstalk
  13. 12. [Curious Portrait]
  14. 13. The Magician and the Snake
  15. 14. The Witch and Her Soul
  16. 15. The Prisoner of Mars
  17. 16. [Curious Portrait]
  18. 17. In the Chapel of Curious Objects
  19. 18. [Curious Portrait]
  20. 19. Story Notes
  21. 20. [Curious Portrait]
  22. 21. Sketchbook
  23. 22. [Original Cover]
    The Amazing Screw-On Head
  24. 23. Also from Dark Horse Books
    Dark Horse Books
  25. 24. Hellboy [Backlist]
    Hellboy
  26. 25. [Back Cover]
    The Amazing Screw-On Head
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